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Many Open Educational Resources (OERs) have been developed during the past ten years that have the same quality as those offered by major publishers. We will identify the pros and cons of switching from a traditional textbook to an OER. After the Q&A, we will work with the participants to locate an OER textbook that each participant will evaluate for possible adoption. This session is most suited to faculty who are teaching lower division General Education classes with a large number of students enrolled in a lecture or in multiple sections.


Copyright © 2019 the authors. Individual slides may be in the public domain or have a Creative Commons License.

These slides accompanied a presentation at the Fall Teaching Conference: iPED: Inquiring Pedagogies. 2019 Theme: Community Engagement: Impacts on Communities, Scholars, and Students. A set of open textbook review questions has been included as a supplemental file.